Marlowe script
Marlowe (2017)
Synopsis: Marlowe is a very ordinary field mouse who wakes up one morning in a Virginia farm burrow, sticks his head out and decides he is tired of being alone.

He finds no food in the kitchen but plenty of boxes that

look like food. In another bedroom he finds doll clothes

and puts on a vest and goes back to the mirror to see how

he looks.

Marlowe runs back and finds pants and a shirt and puts them

on and plays in the clothes, sitting in all the chairs and

holding up toy glasses that are empty and toy plates with no

food.

Finally Marlowe climbs up the stairs and finds a warm bed

and crawls into it and goes to sleep.

INT. COLE’S BEDROOM – MORNING

The bedroom door slams open and Lloyd yells at his son.

LLOYD:

Cole? Get out of that bed and

get ready for school.

COLE:

Ahhh. K dad, just getting up.

LLOYD:

You don’t get to miss the bus

anymore this year, understand?

COLE:

Yes sir.

Cole climbs out of bed and dresses as he looks through his

toy pile. He finds his shoes in the pile right next to the

toy house.

Cole pushes the house sideways to get his shoe and the roof

accidentally slides off showing Marlowe, standing on his

back legs and sniffing the air.

Cole freezes and Marlowe freezes. Cole, slowly leans down

until he is on his knees towering over the top of the house.

He takes both fists and tries to scrub out his eyes using a

twisting motion back and forth. Marlowe does not move a

whisker.

Cole looks down again and shakes his head in disbelief.

COLE:

You – got clothes on.

Marlowe’s large dark, glistening eyes look like some kind of

moist candy frozen in the head of a mouse with clothes.

LLOYD (O.S.)

Cole! If you miss the damn bus

you’ll be grounded for a week.

COLE:

Okay dad, I’m coming.

Cole slowly lowers the roof back onto the toy house and then

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Mark Mc Quown

Mark Mc Quown is the co-screenwriter of the feature, “PJ”, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and company. This film is partially based on Mark’s award-winning play of the same title. Mr. Mc Quown is a published writer with several articles in the onetime popular magazine, Petite. Mr. Mc Quown has won many writing awards for the following; “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, first place in the animation genre at The Santa Clarita International Film Festival in 1997, Quarter Finalist in The Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship in 1997 with “Pier 21”, Semi Finalist in The Chesterfield in 1998 with “The China Tiger”, Quarter Finalist in 2000 in Scriptapalooza with, “ Jane The Legend of Mountain Charley”, Finalist in The International Family Film Festival 2005 with the animated feature, “The Cat and The Rat” (co screenwriter), Quarter Finalist in The Fade In Magazine Screenplay Contest in 2005 with, “The Missing Link” and Quarter Finalist in The Zoetrope contest in 2007 with “The Sudan”. Most recently Mark’s full length play, Resurrection Of The Snowbird was The Finalist in The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado and his screenplay, “The Contractor” (co-writer) has reached the Semi Finals of The Fade In Awards Screenplay Contest, 2015. Mark has an MFA in Directing for the Stage from The School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. Mr. Mc Quown is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, The New York Dramatist Guild, Association of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) and InkTip.com online screenwriter service. Mr. Mc Quown has finished his 316 page, 110,000-word Fiction novel, Marlowe, about a mouse who speaks and wears a suit. more…

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